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Scholarships for All Majors

Oakton Community College Academic Merit Scholarship
A high school student who graduated in the top 10 percent of his/her class.

Alumni Scholarships
Sponsor: Oakton Community College Alumni Association
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, community service considered, completed 30 credit hours at Oakton Community College.

American Association for Women in Community Colleges, Oakton Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton Chapter AAWCC
Full- or part-time female student pursuing an associate’s degree or certificate, 2.5 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Marilyn and Wallace Appelson Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton Community College Educational Foundation
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA.

Roberto and Zoila Caballero Scholarship
Sponsor: Luis R. Caballero
Full- or part-time student, 2.5 GPA, financial constraints considered.
Open only to students without a SSN or visa status.

Thomas and Terese Conway Scholarship
Sponsor: Terese Conway
Full-time student, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

The Crystal Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Sponsor: Anonymous
Full- or part-time student, 2.5 GPA. Student must provide verification of a disability.

Keith & Inez Dixon Scholarship
Sponsor: Keith E. Dixon
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA.

Oakton Community College Educational Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Oakton Community College Educational Foundation
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, community service considered.

Excellence Scholarships
Sponsor: Oakton Community College Board of Trustees
Entering or continuing student who has made, or shows promise of making, a significant contribution to the College in areas such as student leadership, the arts, scholarly achievements or service to Oakton. Limited number of awards made to international students who reside in the Oakton district.

Faculty Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton Community College Faculty
Full- or part-time student, 2.5 GPA.

Fields Scholarship
Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Larry Fields
Full- or part-time student, 2.5 GPA.

First Bank of Highland Park Scholarship for Opportunity
Sponsor: First Bank of Highland Park/Victor Stasica
Full-time student who demonstrates financial need, 2.0 GPA.

Rosemary Geisler Scholarship
Sponsor: Rosemary Geisler
Full- or part-time returning female student enrolled in a certificate or Associate's Degree program, 3.0 GPA.

Michael Gilson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Paul Gilson family
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, college or community service required, completed one year in Oakton Community College program.

Glenview Community Church Women's Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Glenview Community Church Women's Association
Full- or part-time female student, 2.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Glenview Women of Today Scholarship
Sponsor: Glenview Women of Today
Full- or part-time female student, 2.0 GPA, financial constraints and community service considered. Glenview resident preferred.

Nancy Graziani Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Charles Graziani
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints and community service considered.

Joan B. and Frank B. Hall Scholarship
Sponsor: Joan & Frank Hall
Full- or part-time returning student enrolled in an Associate's Degree or retraining program, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

The Ray and Rhea Hartstein Family "Books for Knowledge" Scholarship
Sponsor: Children of Ray and Rhea Hartstein
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Lois E. Henrikson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Henrikson family
Full- or part-time returning female student, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered. Des Plaines, Park Ridge, or Mt. Prospect resident preferred.

Honors Scholarship
Current High School graduates with at least an ACT 25/SAT 1200 or a 3.5 High School GPA. Students must join Oakton’s Honors Program, and enroll full time with the intention of completing two years of undergraduate work before transferring. To retain the scholarship, students must maintain full-time status and at least a 3.25 GPA in the Honors Program at Oakton. Students are expected to take the Honors sequence of EGL 101 and EGL 102 during their first two semesters. Thereafter, students must enroll in at least one Honors course or Honors Core Seminar per semester, and complete the Honors Scholars Certificate (18 credit hours in Honors). Students are required to meet with either Honors Coordinator once per semester.

HSO Distinguished Scholar Award
Sponsor: Honors Student Organization
Full- or part-time student, 3.25 GPA. Must be in the Honors program.

Dr. Gregory C. James Scholarship
Sponsor: Family, friends, and colleagues of Dr. Gregory C. James
Full- or part-time student who best exemplifies diversity.

Christopher Jost Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: David and Pamela Jost and George Darnell
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA. Preference given to Eagle Scouts.

Joyce Properties Scholarships
Sponsor: Gary and Pat Joyce
Full- or part-time minority students from Evanston, 2.5 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Junior League of Evanston - North Shore Scholarship
Sponsor: Junior League of Evanston - North Shore
Full-time female student, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints and community service considered.

Mary and Paul LeGere Scholarship
Sponsor: Adele LeGere
Full- or part-time returning female student, 3.5 GPA, financial constraints and community service considered.

Dr. Lynn Dee Metz Scholarship
Sponsor: John R. Metz
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, single mother who is focused on a career.

Michael D. Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Mitchell/Dominick Families
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA, who was awarded a general equivalency degree.

Morton Grove Woman's Club Scholarship
Sponsor: Morton Grove Woman's Club
Full- or part-time female student, U.S. citizen, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered. Must be a Morton Grove resident.

Robert L. Nelson Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Joseph and Barbara Karacic
Full-time Oakton baseball player, 2.0 GPA.

The Oakton Occurrence Scholarship Endowment
Sponsor: The Oakton Occurrence
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Buck and Ora O’Neil Scholarship
Sponsor: Friends of Oakton Athletics
Full-time student athlete who intends to become a teacher, 2.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Carolyn Parmer Scholarship
Sponsor: Carolyn Noonan Parmer
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Rivers Casino Scholarships
Sponsor: Rivers Casino
Full- or part-time students who live in Des Plaines, 2.0 GPA.

Seabury Scholarships
Sponsor: Bob Boone and the Seabury Foundation
Full-time student, 24 years or older, who is returning to school with the intention of completing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree, 2.0 GPA.

Local PEO Sisterhood Scholarship
Sponsor: Anne Evans, Joan Leeney, and members of the PEO Sisterhood
Full- or part-time female student involved in community service, 2.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Mary & Philip Simonsen Scholarship
Sponsor: Donald & Mary Ellen Simonsen
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, single parent, male or female, financial constraints considered.

Francis and Anne Specht Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Specht family
Full- or part-time student, 2.5 GPA, financial constraints and community service considered.

Stanley and Kristen Stevens Family Fund
Sponsor: Stanley and Kristen Stevens
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Harry Tankus Scholarship
Sponsor: Gerald Horwitz
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA.

Thomas TenHoeve Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton Community College Educational Foundation
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, second-year student who demonstrates leadership or service to Oakton.

Thomas M. and Jeri A. Tippett Scholarship
Sponsor: Thomas M. and Jeri A. Tippett Foundation
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Trustee Scholarships
Sponsor: Oakton Community College Board of Trustees
Full- or part-time student, 3.5 GPA, community service and financial constraints considered, completed 30 credit hours at Oakton Community College.

UPS Cares Scholarships
Sponsor: UPS
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA, financial constraints considered.

Michael J. Wall Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Dr. Joan DiLeonardi
Full- or part-time student, 3.0 GPA, financial constraints considered. Preference given to non-traditional male student.

Dr. Kenny Jackson Williams Scholarship
Sponsor: Emory Williams
Full- or part-time student of color, financial constraints considered, 2.0 GPA.

Ward M. Woodhead Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Oakton Community College Educational Foundation
Full- or part-time student, 2.0 GPA.

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During the 1970s, Karen Martin was a student at Oakton and in the '80s she worked at the Information Desk. After more than two decades in corporate, Karen returned in 2001.

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